Arts & More

Tim O’Brien of the bluegrass band Hot Rize is headlining this year’s Cooper’s Glen Music Festival in Kalamazoo this weekend. His solo work is a mixture of bluegrass, country, and Irish tunes.

David Klein

Cellist Zlatomir Fung is only 15 years old, but he has the musical resume of a performer far beyond his years. Fung won Kalamazoo’s renowned Stulberg International String Competition last November, and his talents have taken him from Carnegie Hall to Portugal. He returns this Sunday to perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra. The concert is billed as a celebration of Stulberg to commemorate the competition’s 40th anniversary.

Last month, I attended a screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service and sat behind a mother and father who had brought with them a boy who appeared to be maybe six or seven years old.

Stephanie Senneker slides the stone at the USA Arena Curling National Championships. Pam Nelson is sweeping in front. Nicole Brinkmann is sweeping in back.
USA Curling

The USA Curling National Championships will be held at Wings Stadium February 14th through February 21st. Winning teams will go on to compete in the men’s and women’s World Championships which both take place in March.

Guest director Kevin Dodd (right) gives advice on how to improve a skit to Kalamazoo Central High School students Quentin Little (left) and Kylee Sherer (center)
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a literary staple of classrooms and theatres around the country. While most Kalamazoo Central High School theatre students are working on a regular performance of the play, thirteen of them are doing a companion piece.